One month left to submit nominations for annual staff awards

Patients of University Hospital in Coventry and the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby have just one month left to share their stories of outstanding patient care or customer service for an annual awards ceremony.

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust has already received over 150 nominations, and is calling for even more patients and relatives to nominate staff and volunteers at both its hospitals.

The Outstanding Service and Care Awards (OSCAs) have been run by the Trust for the last eight years, and celebrate the achievements by staff and volunteers.

The eight award categories open for public nominations are:

  • Behind the Scenes Team or Individual of the Year – for non-clinical staff providing an essential service such as finance, human resources or administration.
  • Compassion in Care - for a frontline member of staff (e.g. nurse, doctor) or team delivering patient care.
  • Going the Extra Mile – for any member of staff who has gone over and above their role to improve care for patients or relatives.
  • Innovation or Service Development – for staff whose innovative ideas or research have led to improvements in care.
  • Leader of the Year – for a member of staff who has demonstrated they are a good manager or leader.
  • Promoting Equality and Diversity – for staff whose contributions have promoted equality and diversity within the Trust.
  • Volunteer of the Year – for a volunteer at University Hospital or the Hospital of St Cross who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and support to patients, staff or visitors.
  • Chief Executive Officer’s Award – for an individual or team who has made an exceptional contribution to the Trust.

Patients or members of the public can complete their nomination online via UHCW’s website at Alternatively they can ask for a nomination form to be posted to them by emailing or calling 024 7696 7617.

The closing date for nominations is midday on Friday, May 20. The winners will be announced in September.


Editor’s Notes
Over 150 nominations have been received so far for this year’s OSCAs, a quarter of which have come from patients, or their relatives and friends.

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust employs over 9,600 staff at University Hospital in Coventry, and the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby.

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